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post #21 of 29
altec lansing does have some legendary speakers...I don't think any of their computer systems are though smile.gif
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Haha nice one lachen.gifbiggrin.gif
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My dad used to have some Altec Lagunas. Those thing were massive but very very awesome. Sold em on ebay for like $15,000 quite a few years ago.
   
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post #24 of 29
I'm still amazed at how Altec originated in the professional and hi-fi sectors and how their brand has been sold and dragged through the mud since their heyday in the mid-20th century to now being a manufacturer of mediocre computer speakers. The brand should have been allowed to have a graceful retirement rather than be turned into a shell of its former glory with new ownership much in the same vein as Compaq. Even in the computer speaker sector, Altec was once regarded as the best along with Klipsch 10-15 years ago, and now people will actually choose Logitech garbage over them.
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post #25 of 29
$150-$200 is FAR too much to pay for a 10 year old set of mediocre multimedia computer speakers. Don't waste your money, you can get better sound for the same price with new equipment.
post #26 of 29
well i think the message is clear: though boxed PC speakers offer a convenient all in one solution there is no way you gonna get anywhere near hifi/stereophile standard sound so hopefully peeps chipping here in had helped tongue.gif
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post #27 of 29
At the time they were the best pc multimedia satellite speakers that were widely available. I would put these a slight notch under the Klipsch RSX-3 satellites on the Klipsch iFi 2.1 multimedia system, which retailed for $400.

As far as what you see out in stores today for compact 2.1 sets, the 641s are a healthy margin above them.
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post #28 of 29
Thread Starter 
I listened to some logitech z906, and z5500, and the klipsch and the z623. I then listened to the 641s. The Altec 641s were definitely the superior set, so the majority of the posters here were right, the 641s as far as computer speakers go, are far above the rest of what is even out today.

What is pretty amazing is how effortless these speakers were. They easily filled a living room at not even half volume. Since they were a lot cheaper than the z906 and way above the rest of the other computer speaker systems out there, I went ahead and bought the 641s. These are probably better than some home theater systems. smile.gif
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post #29 of 29
I hope you got a good deal on them, but most importantly, it's good that you're pleased with them.

I'm not surprised that you liked them more than all of the Logitech speakers you auditioned. I don't go out of my way to recommend against them, but I'm definitely no fan of Logitech's signature sound.
    
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